1. Do you use digital or film?

2. Do you have a back-up camera?

3. Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG?

4. Do we get to keep the files?

5. Will our Friends and Family be able to see the Wedding Pictures On-line?

6. Are you a professional photographer?

7. Do you backup our wedding pictures?

8.Should we do group pictures (formals) before or after our wedding?

9.Do we get to choose our images for the album?

10. Black and White or Color?

12. Do you charge to travel to our wedding? How far will you go?

13. How long does it take to get our album?

14. Where are you located?

15. Who owns OneBloom Photography?

1.Do you use digital or film?

I have been trained to use all types of cameras. 35mm, 120/220 medium-format in both film and digital and even those large 4×5 field view cameras from hundreds of years ago. πŸ˜‰ I love everything about digital. Digital is faster, accurate, higher-quality than film and offers better low-light shooting quality. The chances of having the β€œlab” mess up the film is zero. Your images will be shown to you faster and the final editing will be free of any dust or scratches that film has.

2.Do you have a back-up camera?

Yes, I also backup my cameras image files while I shoot to a portable hard-drive and image viewer! I might even show you some your great images while we are shooting!

3.Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG?

Great question. I only utilize the highest quality files possible. The RAW format or uncompressed format is far superior to jpg’s. The files are 3 times larger and hold millions of more colors than a jpg can. The extra space they take up is worth it. The priceless moments captured should never be left to question. Photography is an art and a science and we love every bit!

4.Do we get to keep the files?

Yes! You will receive a Archival Quality DVD of the High Resolution files. Not cropped, not lower resolution. Full. Also – with a copyright release form for personal use.

5.Will our Friends and Family be able to see the Wedding Pictures On-line?

Yes. You will be provided with access to a password protected site with all the images from your wedding 1 to 2 weeks after the wedding. Your friends and family may order prints or other products from the site. All products ordered are professionally edited and shipped to their home.

6.Are you a professional photographer?

Yes. But I think a better question is; β€œDo you love what you do?” Because from the first time you meet with me you will see my passion for what I do shine through. I get very excited when talking about photography. I get even more excited while actually doing it. It’s the best job in the world, let me prove it to you! You can learn more about me on the ‘about me’ section on our website!

7.Do you backup our wedding pictures?

Yes. Once on my camera card. Once on my portable hard drive. Immediately when I get home, they all get placed on my computer. Next, they are sorted and labeled correctly. Next they get backed up onto an external hard drive. Then, they are uploaded on-line for your friends and family to view and burned to CD. Finally, I take the images and store them in a secret location underground in a bomb proof shelter. I’ve never lost a single image.

8.Should we do group pictures (formals) before or after our wedding?

Before! Sure, there is the part about seeing the Bride before the wedding…but this is easily solved! We’ll setup a time to photograph you both as you first see each other! This gives the best images of the expression on your faces and truly helps relieve any butterflies you both might have. Doing the group formals (and sometimes informal) before the wedding really makes things flow smoothly and allows everyone to really have fun as soon as the wedding is over! You don’t want to make your guests stand around and wait for the photographer to finish! I can finish most group formals depending on the size in about 30 – 40 minutes! If time runs under it gives me a chance to get some fun shots with the entire wedding party!

9.Do we get to choose our images for the album?

Yes. These images will be setup in a custom layout and beautifully edited to truly tell the best story of your day. Turning the pages will be an emotional ride.

10. Black and White or Color?

It’s everything! Color, Black and white and that one antique look too (sepia). Since we shoot in digital – we can edit your images in many ways. I have a variety of methods and techniques to professionally edit the images in any way you like. I have many hours of hands-on training from certified Adobe professionals. If you need some assurance, take a closer look at the wedding portfolio on our website.
11. Are the images and albums going to last forever?

The prints are of museum archival quality and they will withstand normal wear and tear; without fading and curling. The albums are of very high quality and they too will be free of problems for at least 100 years.

If your really worried, keep in mind…the images are digital. They will never fade. Your memories are safe and that is very important. You will also receive a copy of all the files on a Archival DVD.

12. Do you charge to travel to our wedding? How far will you go?

Only if it is 40 miles outside of the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR city limits.

In our top packages, travel accommodations are included for anywhere in Washington State and Oregon. We love to travel – that’s one of the best parts of the job.

We charge only $30.00 per 40 miles. We love to travel but if we need to stay overnight (anything over 3 to 4 hours away) we require a hotel room and any expenses.

We have our passports and are cleared to travel to any part of the world. We have traveled to Cancun, Mexico for weddings as well.

13. How long does it take to get our album?

Time varies due to volume of albums being made, the time of year and the production schedule of the album manufacture. All of the images are carefully edited and placed in a unique layout. The goal for me is to tell a story and truly capture the wedding in the most beautiful way. Usually 3 to 4 months.

14. Where are you located?

Vancouver, Washington. Close to I-5, I-205 and SR-500. We are happy to meet with you for coffee or drive into Portland if that is easier! We’ll even be happy to meet you half-way if your coming from Seattle!

15. Who owns OneBloom Photography?

Aaron Potter, if you would like to read more about Aaron please check out his LinkedIn profile to the right or check out our main website and read his bio! Or, better yet – meet with him and get to know him! He also has a Facebook page and a MySpace page.

Please ask us if you have any questions that are not answered on this page. We would love to help you!

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